Touring with Doc B29 - Cleveland - June 2, 2018

Our first airshow of the year was at Reading PA.  But on our way there we scheduled a stop in Cleveland to meet up with Tony and offer tours to some of Doc's Cleveland fans.

We were joined on our way in but a Mustang and B-25 from the local Commemorative Air Force.

Not only did we have great crowds, who did not let a passing thunderstorm detour them from visiting Doc, but we were treated to an amazing sunset as we sat on the tarmac.

Doc at Sunset - Cleveland

Doc at Sunset - Cleveland

Amazing people doing amazing things - Heartland 50

This last weekend I once again found myself with a camera in the Kansas Flint Hills.  This time I was not photographing controlled burns, or storm chasing, but rather photographing the elite group of ultra marathon runners, running the Heartland 50.  Congratulations to all the runners who competed and congratulations to George Myers on setting a new course record at 50 miles.

Storm Chase - May 1st

May 1, 2018 - First storm chase of the year with Travis Heying.

Decided to start our chase in the moderate risk area near Hoisington, Kansas.  After watching a few storm cells fire up to our north, we decided to chase a small cell firing up south and west of us.  We intercepted what quickly became a severe warned storm near Rush Center.  We would end up tracking this storm for nearly 4 hours stopping to watch and photograph and then moving ahead to reposition as the storm cycled.  Several times tornado warnings were issued for the storm with out it producing a funnel.  Finally near sundown, we positioned ourselves to the south of the main cell near Tescott, Kansas.  The cell was once again tornado warned and was showing good rotation.  We watched it move across a field for about 5 minutes before it finally formed into a wedge tornado.